Ballet is the foundation of any dance education. It has been taught in ballet schools around the world. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres. With the skills it develops it raises the capability of any dancer. Ballet requires years of training to learn and master, and much practice to retain proficiency. Students gain the invaluable qualities of discipline, dedication, and determination through the exploration and study of ballet. It trains the dancer in proper and safe body placement and refines movement. By itself, ballet is a beautiful art form that demands superior technique and execution from the dancer. Class is a work environment that evokes the dancer to strive for perfection.